Crystal Clear Memories
Eternity Crystal’s stunning blue paperweight was featured on Loose Women during an interview with Richard O’Brien for the launch of his new series Richard O’Brien’s Dead Strange. Loose Women presenter Andrea McLean said that her initial thought had been that it was a “bit strange” but having seen the paperweight and given the concept some thought that it was actually “quite beautiful”, to which the other girls agreed.
Eternity Crystal is to feature on Richard O’Brien’s Dead Strange where Helen Jones will be interviewed and there will also be an opportunity to see the memorial glass being made by expert glass blowers. Although the series is only available to ITV viewers in the Westcountry region, the programme is available nationwide by visiting ITV.com and selecting the Westcountry region on the website.
ROCKY HORROR SHOW CREATOR PRESENTS FANTASTIC FUNERALS, CRAZY COFFINS, WEIRD WILLS AND UNEXPLAINED DEATHS IN A SERIES TO DIE FOR…. Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O'Brien returns to our TV screens this summer, searching for strange, unusual and alternative death-related tales. Richard O'Brien's Dead Strange will see the actor and broadcaster investigating bizarre and unexplained deaths, weird wills and fantastic funerals - past, present or future. The late night series starts airing on ITV Westcountry in July and Richard is looking to hear from anyone with an interesting tale to tell…. Perhaps you've been left something unusual in a will, are making outlandish plans for your own funeral, or maybe you just collect stuff that's death-related. Perhaps you are in a business offering new, alternative and even quirky ways of dealing with death and would like to tell your story. From Volkswagen Camper-van like hearses, ashes being turned into diamonds and glass to the historical stories like the mystery of Jay’s Grave on Dartmoor, the faked death of the artist, Robert Lenkiewicz and the 1920’s surfing pioneers practicing on coffin lids, the series aims to take a different look at all things connected to the one thing guaranteed to hit us all. "In TV terms, death is the last great taboo", says series producer Jeremy Hibbard of Modbury-based production company Televisionary. "But this is very much a celebration of death and it's lighter side where sometimes truth is stranger than fiction." "Of course every death is a tragedy, but sometimes those who've gone leave us with puzzles or even something to smile at and there'll be plenty of people out there who are already planning ahead for when they go."
CUT-GLASS CLASS 18:00 - 17 July 2008 A Moorlinch-based company is to appear on a late night television show hosted by actor and writer Richard O'Brien called Dead Strange. Richard O'Brien, who wrote The Rocky Horror Picture Show returns to screens this summer, searching for strange, unusual and alternative death-related tales in an eight-part series on ITV West. Viewers will see the actor and broadcaster investigating bizarre and unexplained deaths, weird wills and fantastic funerals - past, present and future. A different kind of memorial to a loved one, created by Eternity Crystal, of Moorlinch, has caught his eye and is featured on the show. A small amount of ashes are encapsulated in crystal glass to be preserved as a memorial and the remaining ashes can be scattered or buried. The firm will be featured on the programme on Thursday, July 31 at 11.10pm and will show an interview with partners Helen Jones and Emily Evans and glass production in Taunton. Jeweller Helen said: "It's a wonderful experience to have the opportunity to talk about what we do on television. "Everything to do with death is normally swept under the carpet." Marketing manager Emily said: "The death of a loved one is always saddening and some people struggle to find a memorial which adequately reflects their sense of loss. "Each piece of crystal glass is unique and designed to be a source of comfort - and a dignified reminder of shared times." The crystal glass can be turned into a piece of jewellery, bookmark, vase, bowl or a paperweight by the firm which was founded last December. Helen and Emily have no employees and out-source work to an engraver and glass blower. The series is produced by Televisionary, based in Modbury and producer Jeremy Hibbard said: "In TV terms, death is the last great taboo. But this is very much a celebration of death and its lighter side where sometimes truth is stranger than fiction”. "Of course every death is a tragedy, but sometimes those who've gone leave us with puzzles or even something to smile at and there'll be plenty of people out there who are already planning ahead for when they go."
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